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Forum: Armchair-GMFeb. 27 at 12:57 p.m.
Thread: Settle Down
Forum: Armchair-GMFeb. 21 at 2:43 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Rage44</b></div><div>I'd like preface this by saying I like Kerfoot, and Jarnkrok. BUT, I will do anything I can to keep them both out of the top 6 comes playoffs.
Whether that means JT stays on the wing w/ ROR &amp; Marner, or if Knies is pleasantly a fit #2 LW- that remains to be seen. But good playoff teams have good (to great), contributing bottom 6 lines, and that's the best fit for Kerfoot &amp; Jarnkrok (and Engvall).
AM, ROR/JT, Kampf, Acciari is a very strong 1-4 C lineup, with defined roles.

As for D, I would be concerned with Sandin &amp; Liljegren as a pairing over a 7 game series against TB (or otherwise). They have looked great when times are good, but when Sandin feels constant pressure, he makes some very questionable choices on his zone exits. He might make the pass, but he's handcuffed his outlet into a bad situation.
Without adding to the roster, I think you roll with Holl, unless he falls apart in the first 2 games of the series. I like Timmins, but no guarantee he can handle the added pressure and elevate his game.</div></div>

Totally understand you wanting to keep kerfoot and Jarnkrok in the bottom part of the line up. But for that reason is why I like O'Reilly on the third line is suddenly you have three scoring lines and one shut down 4th line. I feel like a line such as Jarn Kerfoot and Engvall is a great third line but doesn't score very much which is how we lost last season. Tampa and Toronto's top lines cancelled each other out and it was Tampa's bottom 6 that won them the series. That's why I like the idea of O'Reilly on the third line with Knies, three big scoring lines.

As for your defence comments, I agree much more. Sandin has looked great but under pressure he does struggle. I would keep both of them on the third pair to avoid being caved in by other teams top lines.
Would you add or who would you add to help the D? There isn't a lot out there that we can currently afford sadly.
Forum: Armchair-GMFeb. 21 at 11:04 a.m.